I give up on the Slug Cruiser

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Re: I give up on the Slug Cruiser

Postby jamotide » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:42 am

Pixel wrote:If you need to stop a ship from jumping, the most reliable way I've found is to shoot one missile/bomb in it's cockpit followed by boarding this room. As long you're either figthing in-, or there is a fire in the cockpit, it will not be repaired and the ship won't go anywhere.


I just lost 2 men doing this! Cockpit red, send in two people to fight and then the enemy ship took off. But the problem was that they had a systems repair drone, which doesnt fight, it simply kept repairing while being destroyed and I think it finished before it was destroyed. Not sure though, I made up this explanantion after I was confused for a while.
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Re: I give up on the Slug Cruiser

Postby Agent_L » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:25 am

cuthawolf wrote:I might be using the wrong weapons. Maybe I'm so focused on getting the sensors or crew I need that I'm neglecting my weapons. I couldn't even get two breach missiles off before he was gone.
Breach missiles with their 22 secs cooldown/lockon are almost slowest weapons in game. You need smth fast, not smth powerful. Artemis can fire twice as fast.

I don't understand the part about drones - i got the smallest slug ship, without doors to engine nor room for drone system.
Ion is also useful. Afaik I did that with Torus - destroyed shields and ioned the engines, and off they didn't go.

(in older versions there is a bug sometimes allowing enemy to jump even without operational helm. Go for the engines.)
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Re: I give up on the Slug Cruiser

Postby Pixel » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:20 am

jamotide wrote:
Pixel wrote:If you need to stop a ship from jumping, the most reliable way I've found is to shoot one missile/bomb in it's cockpit followed by boarding this room. As long you're either figthing in-, or there is a fire in the cockpit, it will not be repaired and the ship won't go anywhere.


I just lost 2 men doing this! Cockpit red, send in two people to fight and then the enemy ship took off. But the problem was that they had a systems repair drone, which doesnt fight, it simply kept repairing while being destroyed and I think it finished before it was destroyed. Not sure though, I made up this explanantion after I was confused for a while.


You must have been really unlucky then!

I am very sure a ship cannot escape without it's cockpit. However, I suspect their ftl drive charges in a different manner than ours do. I've had fights where I had the cockpit and/or engines turned off most of the time, but spent a fair bit of time fighting the enemy. Then they have repaired cockpit/engines and jumped away instantly. It might be my imagination, but to me it seems like they charge the ftl no matter what, and only need the cockpit/engine for the actual jump. Only speculation of course.

Could also be a bug like the poster above mentions. Haven't heared about it though.
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Re: I give up on the Slug Cruiser

Postby Agent_L » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:21 pm

Pixel wrote: Haven't heared about it though.

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changelog 1.03 wrote:# Possible fix for enemies jumping away despite destroyed piloting
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Re: I give up on the Slug Cruiser

Postby therunawaybros615 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:51 pm

cuthawolf wrote:I cannot get this stupid ship.

I have found the platform where it is about half a dozen times, and just cannot stop the smaller ship from jumping away.

Ever.

It's engines charge super fast, and one missed shot means you're completely screwed. I know a decent chunk of this game is random chance, but there's so much randomness in this event that I desperately want to punch the developers right in the face. And otherwise, i completely love this game.

But trying to get this ship isn't fun, or challenging, or interesting...it's just punishment. So I'm done with it, I refuse. I've got every ship and layout but the Slug and the Mystery, and I'll just settle for what I have plus the mystery.

What a crock of garbage.


The Slug Cruiser is garbage anyway. No sensors,only rely on your Slugs. Only pro players should use the ship,as it doesn't have much.
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Re: I give up on the Slug Cruiser

Postby samules » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:02 pm

The slug ship has amazing anti-crew capabilities. The bio beam kills most crew in 2 shots (rocks in 3), the dual lasers takes out shields in the first few sectors and if the enemy has a medbay wait for guys to go in there and drop a breach bomb. Kill all the crew without the risks of boarding! (This is not to say the normal risks don't apply, person who is inevitably going to write some "I tried this ship but X happened so it must suck" response.) Slug ship is definitely in my top 3 favorites. (with the Zoltan ship and the Red-Tail)
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Re: I give up on the Slug Cruiser

Postby Cragspyder » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:02 pm

I finally got the quest to go to the construction platform in order to unlock the cruiser.

However, when I got there, there was no blue option, even though I had level 3 sensors.

Is a Slug crewmember a requirement to get the blue option?
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Re: I give up on the Slug Cruiser

Postby cuthawolf » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:24 pm

Cragspyder wrote:I finally got the quest to go to the construction platform in order to unlock the cruiser.

However, when I got there, there was no blue option, even though I had level 3 sensors.

Is a Slug crewmember a requirement to get the blue option?


I had the same problem the first time, so I rushed in. You have to try and tail the ship first, THEN a blue option should appear.
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Re: I give up on the Slug Cruiser

Postby Cragspyder » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:17 am

So I was ONE option away from getting it, and I picked the wrong one????

Kill me now, please.

I have done 20+ runs specifically for ship unlocks and I can't get Slug, Unidentified, or STEALTH, of all things.

All I need to do is have an Engi and go to the right beacon in Engi Homeworld, but EVERY time, I hit every beacon BUT the correct one :)
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Re: I give up on the Slug Cruiser

Postby icepick » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:56 pm

I did like 30 runs dedicated to the mantis ship alone. So I feel your pain. :)

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